“Three Hearty Cheers”: The HMCS Saguenay at the Vimy Pilgrimage

Today on the blog we’re doing something a little bit different. The Tri-couleur flag shown above comes from the collections of the Naval Museum of Halifax, and it has a great backstory.  Continue reading ““Three Hearty Cheers”: The HMCS Saguenay at the Vimy Pilgrimage”

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A small beginning: The Royal Canadian Navy and the HMCS Niobe

Mr. William Gordon Wright, R.C.N.| in command of 1st Division. [c1910-1920] Collections CCGW/CCGG 2016.03.04.06
Mr. William Gordon Wright, R.C.N.| in command of 1st Division. [c1910-1920] Collections CCGW/CCGG 2016.03.04.06
This week, the Canadian War Museum announced the acquisition of the ships wheel belonging to the World War I-era naval cruiser, the HMCS Niobe. The Niobe was scrapped in 1920, but the ships wheel ended up in the Camden Shipyard & Naval Museum. It was repatriated to Canada just this year. Continue reading “A small beginning: The Royal Canadian Navy and the HMCS Niobe”